Märta Blomstedt was an architect and one of the driving forces of the Finnish functionalism movement. She initially worked with her husband, the architect Pauli E. Blomstedt but she started a company and continues their projects with Matti Lampén after her husband’s death in 1935. She approached her projects holistically and designs all aspects ofContinue reading “Märta Blomstedt”
Carin Bryggman was an interior architect that was the first woman to found a interior decorating bureau in Finland. Bryggman studied at the University School of Arts, Design and Architecture 1940–1944 and won the Arts and Crafts Association’s design competition allowing her to display her designs at the Ateneum school. As there was little workContinue reading “Carin Bryggman”
Maija Heikinheimo (1908 – 1963) was a Finnish designer and interior decorator who studied at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki between 1929 and 1932. She started her career at Asko (Asko Avonius Huonekalutehtaat / f. 1918) , one of the larger furniture manufacturers in Finland at the time, as its first in-houseContinue reading “Maija Heikinheimo”
Few have have had the same impact on design and the arts as Maire Gullichsen, born Ahlström in 1907 in Pori, Finland. Although she made few designs herself, her contributions through the renowned company Artek and personal patron initiatives greatly impacted the development of the Nordic design scene. Gullichsen was born into the Ahlström family,Continue reading “Maire Gullichsen”
There are numerous people whose design shaped the reality we see and feel but who are rarely mentioned when history is told.
101 Designers tells these stories – through 101 posts about people who helped shape our culture, society and daily lives.